For Lent, I’m going to give up either Newsweek or The Daily Beast. I’m not sure which one the Lord finds more offensive.
In 2007, Stephen famously gave up sweets for Lent, which was a massive deal considering that in that Lenten season was the debut of the Ben and Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream. Last year, in a Q&A before the show, someone asked Stephen what he gave up for Lent and he said he said “myself”. He said he’s not reading press about himself, the show, or the character, because it can get kind of poisonous to read about yourself all the time. But he needs to know about responses to the character for the show, so he has his writers fill him in.